As traditional high street venues are dying, young people are taking things into their own hands. This photo essay investigates the current boom in illegal Raves and DIY music venues. Commissioned by NME.
Punk and metal fans standing outside the DIY venue, The Lughole, next to match day drinkers outside a local pub. A DIY venue is a space that operates around the law and falls somewhere in between a practice space and a music venue, they often have a bring your own booze policy and use temporary events notices to get around licensing issues. Sheffield.